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Nominate somebody for an NWTRPA Award!

 July 8, 2020
Posted by NWT Recreation and Parks Association

The NWTRPA awards nomination deadline is August 7, 2020. Submit your nomination today!

Since 1991, the NWTRPA awards program has been celebrating excellence in Northern recreation. This year, however, the program feels particularly important and we have a longer deadline to give more time for anyone that would like to submit a nomination.

COVID-19 has created many uncertainties, but we do know recreation plays a major role in our recovery. Countless community members are supporting the physical and mental health of NWT communities through a variety of recreation initiatives. We see the effort to keep up resilience in these difficult times, and bring back a sense of normal.

To help us celebrate and recognize some of these many wonderful northerners, we’re asking for you to tell us about who helps your community keep active and healthy.

From weekly sewing circles to creating fitness videos to getting youth on the land—what better way to recognize people in your community for their continuing efforts in promoting recreation and active living for all, than by submitting a nomination for an NWTRPA award?

The following award categories are open for nominations until August 7, 2020:

Scott McAdam Youth Leadership Award – Recognizes a youth under the age of 24 for outstanding achievements and contribution towards improving the quality of life of members of their community through volunteerism, work experience, and studies.

Innovation Award – Recognizes a community, organization, or individual in the NWT that has developed a creative, unique, or inventive program, facility, or approach to recreation and parks services. The award recipient demonstrates a commitment to improving access and opportunities for community members to choose an active and healthy lifestyle.

Award of Excellence – Recognizes an individual, organization, or community that significantly contributes to recreation and parks development in the NWT. The award recipient demonstrates professionalism, community engagement, and significant achievements in the delivery of recreation and parks services.

Active Elder Award – Recognizes inspirational elders who are active and share their traditional activities or knowledge. The Active Elder Award recognizes and honours community role models.

Canadian Parks & Recreation Association Award of Merit – Recognizes an individual, organization, community, or business for outstanding achievement in recreation and parks. This achievement will have contributed to the advancement of recreation and parks territorially and/or nationally.

Honourary Life Membership – Recognizes a member who has made an outstanding contribution to the recreation and parks field, who has significantly served the NWT Recreation and Parks Association and is nearing or has reached the end of their careers in the recreation and parks field. This award may recognize individuals or organizations.

Nominate someone who has made a difference in your community today! The deadline for award nominations is August 7, 2020.


Award recipients will be flown to Yellowknife (all expenses paid) to accept their award at a small NWTRPA Awards Ceremony in September.

For more information, visit our Awards Program page.  If you have any questions or need help with your application, contact Stefanie at smiklosovic@nwtrpa.org or 867-669-8379!